Best 12-Volt TV For RVs in 2021
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Contrary to popular belief, even when camping, many RVers enjoy watching something on the TV.
A 12-volt RV allows you to catch a show while not having to rely on 120-volt power to bring the picture to life.
You might want to replace the TV that came with your RV.
If so, that begs the question- what RV TV should you choose?
What 12-volt television is going to give you the best bang for the buck?
If you have questions about what you should be looking for in a 12-volt television, first read our Guide to RV Televisions to find the answers.
Otherwise, read below to find out what TVs we recommend.
Guide To RV Televisions
What is so special about RV TVs?
Do you really need to spend a lot of money on a 12-volt TV made specifically for RVs?
Read our Guide to RV TVs to learn what you need to know before you buy a new television for your rig.
12-Volt RV Television Reviews
We chose Supersonic as our overall best 12-volt TV brand.
Why? By and large, they offer the best availability for a wide variety of screen sizes and have comparable (if not better) consumer ratings than the competition.
Without further ado, here are our reviews for which brands of 12-volt TVs are best overall.
Best 12-Volt TV
Supersonic 12v LCD TVs
When it comes to a 12-volt TV for RVs, the Supersonic 12-volt TV line is an affordable way to go.
They offer RV compatibility right out of the box with their 12-volt 'cigarette' lighter style power adapter (all but 22" TV) that plugs into an available 12-volt outlet.
Choose Screen Size
Continue Reading Supersonic 12-Volt TV Review
Best 12-Volt TV/ DVD Combo
Supersonic 12v TVs with DVD
Supersonic has a full line of 12-volt TVs with a DVD player built- in.
The advantage of going with a 12-volt TV/DVD combo is that you get the benefit of having a DVD player without one taking any extra space in your RV.
Choose Screen Size
Continue Reading Supersonic 12-Volt TV DVD Combo Review
Best Made for RV TVs
Jensen 12-Volt RV TVs
Jensen 12-volt RV TVs are fairly common in the RV world since it is the go-to brand for motorhome, travel trailer, 5th wheel, and toy hauler RV manufacturers.
They are the only manufacturer of 'true' RV televisions.
With this in mind, you are going to pay a lot for the 'pleasure' of having a Jensen RV TV in your rig.
Continue Reading Jensen RV TV Review
RV TV Wall Mount Bracket (VESA)
If you install a 12-volt RV TV where there wasn't one before, consider getting a VESA mount with an articulating arm.
The articulating arm allows you to adjust the angle of the TV for best viewing from all angles.
Marshall's VESA Arm
Below are pictures of Marshall's Jensen RV TV mounted on an articulating VESA arm. He can watch from his bed or while he's cooking, at the other side of his RV. This installation was done at the Lance factory.
The arm locks against the wall when the trailer is moving so the TV doesn't flop around.
Quick VESA Arm Facts
The above Master Mount RV TV VESA has a locking arm suitable for TV storage when your RV is in motion.
Also, the Master Mount VESA TV mount comes in a different arm lengths. We show the 14.5" and 25" extension here. Marshall has the 25" extension in his trailer.
Keep in mind that the distance you need the mount to 'reach around' a corner (if you need it to at all) will determine the length you need.
Model 2311L - 14.5" Extension
Model 404L - 25" Extension
If you are in the market for a 12-volt RV TV, you DO NOT have to get one specifically made for RVs.
Consumers (as well as RV manufacturers) have been putting regular brand televisions in RVs for decades without issue.
The key is to get what you are comfortable with and one that works for your RVing lifestyle.
Always make sure you have the room to mount it in your RV and that it is securely mounted.
It's that easy.
Read our Guide to RV Televisions to learn more about what to look for in a TV for your rig.
So, now on your lazy days or your rainy days, you can enjoy that 12-volt TV in your RV.
If you have any questions, please read the comments below. If you don't see your question (we don't answer the same question over and over), pop it into the comments!
We do our best to answer relevant, reasonable questions for you.
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He-llllo. I'm the co-founder of Camp Addict, which my biz partner and I launched in 2017. I frigging love the RVing lifestyle but in December of 2020, I converted to part-time RV life. Heck, I lived in my travel trailer for over 5.5 years, STRICTLY boondocking for pretty much all of it. Boondocking is a GREAT way to live, but it's not easy. Anyway, I'm passionate about animals, can't stand campgrounds, I hardly ever cook, and I love a good dance party. Currently, I can be found plotting and scheming whether or not to start collecting farm animals (or plotting my next RV trip!) at my beautiful new 'ranch' named 'Hotel Kellyfornia', in Southern Arizona.
Camp Addict co-founder Marshall Wendler brings his technical expertise to help explain RV products in an easy to understand fashion. Full-time RVing from April 2014 - December 2020 (now RVing about 50% of the time), Marshall loves sharing his knowledge of the RV lifestyle. Marshall spends the majority of his RVing life boondocking. He is the part of Camp Addict that knows 'all the things'. He's good at sharing his technical knowledge so you can benefit.